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Wheeler Creek - Maples Trail

Average Rating:    (4.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

Wheeler Creek is a nice warm-up fire road for the Maples trail. Climb up to the top of Wheelers, and Maples trail will take you to the Maples campground. The physical endurance is intermediate but may be technically challenging in some areas. Maples trail is a blast, nice rolling hills and turns, lots of fun. Watch out for horse-back riders!!
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Latitude
41.25148375190403
Longitude
-111.84837341308594
Trail Directions
Take 12th street into Ogden Canyon, make a right a little before the pineview dam. You should see a sign for Wheeler Creek.
Trail Length
16 miles out and back
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Ogden
   


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Review Date
August 17, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Leonnolen ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great loop. Not real extreem but the cows keep it pretty choped up. I was on a hard tail and felt it. Leave some time to play at the trail system at Snow Basin.

Recommended Route:
Same as mentioned above except I made some divation a ski resort. The have a different number system than the local map available at the bike shop.



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Review Date
April 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: youngmasterJ ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is a great mix of moderate climbs, technical turns, and rolling single track. It's also a visual splendor spring, summer and fall. The dirt road up Wheeler Caynon provides a good warm up for the gradual ascent to lower strawberry. The single track down through the Maples is a blast. Soft rolling trail all the way back to Art Nord. It's a great trail for intermediate to experienced bikers. It can be muddy in the early spring and you will, at the very least, see a cow.

Recommended Route:
Start in Ogden Caynon at the Wheeler trail head and climb to the parking lot at Art Nord. From there you cross Old Snowbasin road and pick back up on the East Fork trail. The single track winds its way back west toward Snowbasin. As you near the top you'll come to a fork in the trail. Stay left (right takes you down the middle fork trial which is a killer descent) and continue to climb until you hit the new Snowbasin road. You'll cross the road there and pick up the Green Pond trail. The trail climbs gradually and is full of switch backs. As it starts to straighten out you find yourself in the lower portion of strawberry basin. This part of the trail is extremely rocky (think cobblestone)until you drop back into the pines as you begin to traverse toward Snowbasin. Traverse accross the lower section of Snowbasin past John Paul until the trail hits the dirt road that leads to Maples camp ground. Just before you reach the camp ground you'll see that the trail breaks off to the right and again turns to soft single track. This descent takes you back to Art Nord where you can go back down Wheelers. If you like technical, break leaft in the canyon before Art Nord and enjoy the Ice Box.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I love the Ogden bench just on the other side of the mountain. 12th st. to Beus Caynon.



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Review Date
September 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Fischman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Maples is a pretty good trail. The drawback is you have to start with a couple miles of dirt road (not open to vehicles, fortunately). Then, the start of the Maples trail can be ridiculously sandy. After this, it's money. Semi tecnical ride up with occasional vies of Mt Ogden. There are parts where you can really rip on the way back down. Even so, for singletrack purists, there's not much reason to come here when the Skyline trail is right across the pass.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skyline Trail (North or South).



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Review Date
May 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: backman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Local bike shops have a Weber county map that has some good ideas for this trail. The first time I rode it I did the east and middle fork loop, which is a great loop that continues across from the parking lot at the top of Wheeler. It drops you across the street again so you can head back down the singletrack that meets up with the Wheeler fire road. My favorite thing about this trail is that once you start on your way back down, it is all down. A great climb for a little mileage with a gratuitous descent - there are more difficult trails but this is a great workout once or twice a week. I have seen moose literally every time I've been up there, thank goodness they're a little skittish. If you do take the east fork loop, take water - it is exposed and dry, even in April/May. I have to admit Maples is prettier, but the downhill on the loop was smooth and exhilarating (clockwise), with beautiful shady areas. Happy trails and I'll see you out there

Recommended Route:
Try it a few ways and from different trailheads. There's lots to see!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
try them all



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Review Date
September 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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3.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: chromehead58 ,  Cross Country Rider , from ogden

Summary:
great trial. easy beautuful ride!

Recommended Route:
if you take wheeler canyon, at the top head up art nord trail. once to the top of art nord trail you can hang a left on the double track...only 1/4 of a mile dont worry. at the second left hand trun take it and head west towards the mountains. follw the double to a singel track, has a marker. ride to the top, beautiful view of cold water canyon and the ogden valley...great ride about 17-18 miles round trip. coming back down is just a scream, hang on, watch for moose and deer!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
green pond, snow basin new trails, skyline, bonneville



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